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    I just now wondered if any of you were Morse Code Intercept Operators (cryptology). In those days it was 2571 and called Special Radio Operator so they would not have to use the word "intercept" at that time. Now it is all obsolete stuff and is in museums.
    That was my USMC MOS and it just occurred to me to ask and see if anyone had that job in any armed service.
    That was the best job I ever had, and my buddies and I keep in touch almost daily, since way back when. If that work were available today I would leave my present job within the next day.
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    Sorry DCB, but the 2571 MOS is I believe obsolete. I myself am an 0311.
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    The job is obsolete but communications is what now?, it used to be 25xx. And I must ask you a question without your giving a direct answer. Have you ever heard of the MOS 1369? That was a Vietnam-era designation. Just wondered if the troops since then had heard of it, not to tell me what it means but just have you heard the number.
    I was also asking if anyone used to be a 2571 way back when.
    In any branch besides USCG as they did not have intercept operators, did they? Army, Navy, Air Force did. Plus USMC did also.
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    0311, The Backbone of The Corps!
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    25 is still comm, your old job sounds more like a 2621, which is under SIGINT now.

    I know what the 13 field is, but haven't heard of a 1369, if I had to guess it would be something popular with the enlisted men.
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    0302 here.
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    Hot guns, that is a riot. Let me figure it out.
    Buckeyelcpl: It was SigINT then too, Signal Intelligence.
    nuparadigm: Another backbone of the Corps type.
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    HOTGUNS: cannot quite get it because of the separation of characters.
    "Most code"........something or other. Can you separate it by letters only? Wher each letter is followed by a slash? If you separate the words only, the characters run together for me so I need it so each LETTER has a slash after it, if you don't mind. Then I can copy it.
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    I'm a grunt and I figured that one out DCB. SIGINT is now the 26 field.
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    Army - 05Hs were interceptors. Had to copy 20gpm+
    05Ds intercepted and located. Had to copy 18gpm+ and send at 12gpm+ IIRC. Not sure on the send speed.
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    HOTGUNS: cannot quite get it because of the separation of characters.
    "Most code"........something or other. Can you separate it by letters only? Wher each letter is followed by a slash? If you separate the words only, the characters run together for me so I need it so each LETTER has a slash after it, if you don't mind. Then I can copy it.
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    It starts off "Morse Code", but I cannot follow it after that because of the slurring effect.
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    They started me off at 22 wpm but there was one posit in the house that was 40 or 45 wpm and it sounded like a bird chirping. I just could not listen to it and they said give it time. I said I only have two years left on my four year enlistment and they said well, sit side-saddle and plug in your earphones next to the real operator who is taking all this down with the manual typewriter, and I did and the code was slurred and on top of that they were using the vibroflex key and all the characters were slurred into each other.
    It took a full two weeks to get used to that. Unbelievable. But we all loved that job with a passion.
    On ARRLWeb: ARRL Home Page under some heading, they have Morse Code you can listen to up to 40wpm. But it is not slurred like my old target was.
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    ARRLWeb: W1AW Code Practice Files Here is the code practice, when you scroll down.
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